College of Marin Men's Basketball recorded their first road win in over two weeks with a victory over the College of Alameda Cougars on Friday. The Mariners dominated on the glass and combined with a stellar performance by Jalen Chandler, secured the 78-71 road victory. The sophomore scored 25 points and added a career high 19 boards in the game.
The Mariners started out on the back foot as the Alameda Cougars were the better team through the first 20 minutes of play. It was a high scoring affair as the home team recorded 42 points in the first half. Marin countered with 37 of their own to trail by only five at the end of the opening period.
Marin's defense clamped down in the second half as they limited the Cougars to just 29 points in the second stanza. The Mariners offense continued their strong showing in the second half as they tallied 41 to overtake the Cougars and grab the win by a score of 78-71.
Chandler was magnificent with 25 points and 19 rebounds, but he was not alone in contributing to the Mariners' victory. Freshman Julian Bryant added 14 points with four rebounds and three steals. Ethan Battistini nearly recorded a double double with 10 points and nine rebounds while Alfonso Murrie filled up his stat sheet with 10 points, four rebounds and three steals.
The victory was the Mariners' 9th of the year against 10 losses. They are 3-5 in Bay Valley Conference play the first time through the opposing teams.
Next up for Marin is a home game against the Mendocino College Eagles on Friday, January 24th at 5:30pm.